Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland released the results of a new poll, in which respondents from Maryland were asked for whom they will vote: Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump.
Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland poll results
According to the results, 63.0% of participants will cast a ballot for former First Lady Hillary Clinton, whereas 28.0% would vote for billionaire Donald Trump.
The poll was carried out between March 30 and April 3.
Putting the results in context
Individual polls should be interpreted with caution, because they can contain substantial biases. Instead of trusting the results from single polls, you should look at combined polls or, even better, the combined PollyVote forecast that uses forecasts from different methods, each of which draws upon different data.
For the following comparison, we convert Trump's and Clinton's raw poll numbers into shares of the two-party vote. This procedure results in values of 69.2% for Clinton and 30.8% for Trump. On September 12 Clinton obtained only 30.8% in the Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland poll and Trump obtained only 0.0%.
Results in comparison to other polls
Clinton currently achieves 69.0% of the major two-party vote in an average of recent polls in Maryland. Compared to her numbers in the Washington Post/Univ. Of Maryland poll Clinton's poll average is 0.2 percentage points lower.
Comparison to the combined PollyVote
The most recent PollyVote expects Clinton to gain 64.5% of the two-party vote in Maryland. Hence, Polly's prediction is 4.7 points below her polling numbers.